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2nd Annual North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference June 2-4, 2011

Lexington, KY, (Feb. 7, 2011) –The North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association announced today that online registration is open for the 2nd Annual North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference to be held June 2-4, 2011, in Lexington, Kentucky. Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will act as the conference organizing host in collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Equine Health and Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center.

The conference is the featured educational forum of the newly formed North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association. NAVRMA is a new organization that promotes the acquisition and distribution of knowledge regarding the emerging fields of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. Although in its infancy, regenerative medicine is the subject of widespread interest among physicians, veterinarians, research scientists, educators, and public policy advocates.

“Scientists, physicians, and veterinarians see in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy the ‘promise of cure,’” said Dr. Gregory Ferraro, the president of NAVRMA and director of the UC Davis Center for Equine Health, a program of the School of Veterinary Medicine. “NAVRMA now offers veterinarians, scientists, and people working in the medical business one organization where they can meet to exchange scientific information and understand both the promises and limitations in this emerging and important field.”

The
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference is a three-day meeting of scientific presentations and discussion sessions on all aspects of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine in horses and small animals. The conference will bring together researchers from both human and veterinary medicine as well as veterinarians in equine and small animal practice to discuss and apply this promising area of veterinary medicine. Topics will be a blend of research and practical application discussions.

New to the conference in 2011 is a special session for horsemen. The half-day forum, set for June 4, is open to all horse owners, trainers, and equine professionals interested in learning more about this rapidly growing area of veterinary science.
Registration and program information will be announced in March.

Interested veterinarians, physicians, scientists, and students are encouraged to visit the
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association website at www.navrma.org where they can apply for membership and register for the conference. Members receive a discount on the 2011 conference registration.


For more information about NAVRMA, contact:
Gregory Ferraro, DVM, director, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine--Center for Equine Health
gferraro@navrma.org, glferraro@ucdavis.edu, 530-752-6433

For more information about the 2011 conference, contact:
Scott Hopper, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

shopper@roodandriddle.com, 859-233-0371